'Blade Runner' Star Joins 'True Blood' TVLine

HBO's "True Blood" has added a veteran film actor as a series regular for the show’s sixth season, reports. Joining the show is Rutger Hauer, known for “Blade Runner,” “The Hitcher” and other film roles.

Hauer will portray Macklyn, a dark figure with ties to Sookie and Jason Stackhouse. In director Ridley Scott’s "Blade Runner," Hauer played a robot trying to escape capture.

He has previously appeared in TV shows such as "Smallville" and "Alias."

The sixth season of "True Blood" will premiere in June.

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